Black Swift

Cypseloides niger

ML102376921


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James Bradley
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eBird Checklist S10887528
Revelstoke--Airport Marsh
Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 50.9656, -118.1823 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
In-hand;

Media notes

Observation details

An incredible experience! Found this bird partially submerged in the marsh, clinging to a bullrush for dear life. It was a cold morning with overnight rain, and steady drizzle continuing. I put it at the front of the kayak, where it clung to some bunjee cords. I paddled around for three hours completing my work before the temperature rose a few degrees (to about 12C). At this point the bird shuffled briefly, sat more upright, looked around a few times and launched itself off the front of the kayak. Over the following five minutes it foraged close by, making several, presumably grateful passes over my head to within a foot!

Technical Information

Model
DSC-W35
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
6.3 mm
Shutter speed
1/200 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,722KB
Dimensions
2304 x 3072

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